Vicky Duvall makes triumphant return to tennis
Last year Vicky Duvall impressed us all by breaching into the top 100 of the WTA rankings. Then she scared us by telling she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Today she has told us that she is ready to return to the courts.
— Vicky Duval (@vicky_duval95) August 2, 2015
And we at TSF, couldn’t be happier to hear that this wonderful young specimen has overcome great odds to fullfill her long life dream of playing professional tennis. Duvall is eyeing a return at the US Open 2015 but not before the ITF Landisville, Pennsylvania and possibly the WTA in New Haven.
“It’s been an incredibly long journey, but I’m so ready to compete and can’t see a better place to start than the U.S. Open,” Duval told wtatennis.com. “I’m playing my first tournament at a $25,000 ITF event in Landisville, Pennsylvania and possibly the WTA in New Haven after.”
If you want to read about how cancer changed Duvall’s life, I would suggest for you to read her entry at The Player’s Tribune. It is a very emotional read on how she discovered she had cancer and the treatments that followed.
The news of her coming back made us do the dance of joy.
The Tennis Walk of Shame
The tennis walk of shame. I have never even wondered what would look like. I sure as hell hoped it didn’t look as cheesy as the movie of the same name with Elizabeth Banks as the reporter who loses her everything so that’s keys, car, id and money after one night stand. I do know what a one night stand looks like tho. But this newsy item is nothing of the sort. It is who Coco Vandeweghe lost a bet versus Heather Watson . And this is what that looks like:
Eugenie Bouchard is trying to salvage her 2015 season
Eugenie Bouchard is trying to salvage her 2015 season and in an interview she was particularly harsh on the media who according to her “jumped on the bandwagon and build her up so much just to tear her down next”. She is distancing herself from the haters and although she doesn’t deny that the media and haters are part of the job. Too bad she was unable to show us what that exactly meant for her game as she was forced to pull out of the Citi Open due to an abdominal injury.
“I am very disappointed to have to pull out of the Citi Open in Washington, DC,” Bouchard said. “I have been working hard to return from an abdominal injury, unfortunately I am not ready to compete.”
Wimbledon got skinned
Ever wondered what happens to the grasscourts of Wimbledon after the tournament has ended? Wimbledon’s YouTube shows us exactly what they do when the tournament ends. I always thought they just kept it until the next year. I guess this is another myth busted.